Inspire India started conducting RAAM Qualifier Races in Feb 2014, with the Deccan Cliffhanger. The Race was shifted to November and is has been run annually since then. It took 3 years to develop the Ultracycling Community in India before Inspire India introduced a much longer, multi-day race to prepare racers for RAAM, The Ultra Spice Race. First conducted in Jan 2017 it is also an annual event that is timed around the Indian Republic Day weekend of 26th January. The third race to be introduced to our Calendar was the Great Himalayan Ultra which is usually held Aug-Sept, during the short window of good weather in the high reaches of Ladhak.
The Deccan Cliffhanger
Inspire India’s Signature Event, The Deccan Cliffhanger is an annual 643 Km (400 Mile) Ultra Cycling Race from Pune to Goa, comprising solo and relay team categories. Fast paced and headed for the beach this is India’s best known Ultrarace!
The 7th edition will take place in Nov 2019 – Date TBA shortly
The Deccan Cliffhanger is on the Ultracycling (UMCA) calendar. Solo Racers who complete within the time limit will be qualified for the world’s toughest bicycle race – Race Across America
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The Ultra Spice Race
For those with an appetite for longer, more challenging Ultra races, Inspire India gives you ‘The Ultra Spice Race‘ a multi distance race with options of 1000+ km and 1750km all starting and finishing in Bogmalo, Goa.
The route is challenging, with a large amount of Elevation gain, but goes through some fabulous terrain. Aptly named The Ultra Spice Race for the forests and the Coffee, Tea and Spice plantations in the mountains of the south.
The 4th edition starts on the 24th Jan 2020 from Bogmalo Beach, Goa! SMELL THE COFFEE!
The Great Himalayan Ultra
For the truly adventurous, Inspire India brings you , the World’s highest Ultracycle race. A 600 km road race starting and finishing in Leh, Ladhak, a start point that is higher than the highest point on any Ultracycle race in the world. The 2nd Edition flags off on 2nd Aug 2019.
Ride on NH1 along the Indus valley through some of the most spectacular landscape on the planet. The land of high passes, with fluttering Buddhist flags and monastries set on rock mountains…. LADHAK CALLING!!
Stay tuned for announcement of 900+ km distance!